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Learn interesting new facts with Trivia Nights at the Lyric

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With university students home for the summer and looking for things to do, a group of local students have started hosting Trivia Nights at the Lyric Theatre. The group offered their first event on June 6, and are hoping to make them a regular event throughout the summer.



“In bigger cities with universities, they usually have quite a trivia scene, and the group of us all kind of come from that university environment,” explained organizer Kelsey Chabot. “We really enjoy bar trivia, and thought it was something that might go over well. I think that it's something that a lot of people enjoy doing when they are away at university, and I think we're filling a bit of a void in their lives. I know I was sad without trivia.”


Trivia questions will be broken down into three different categories, each offered by one of the three hosts. The categories are not released before the evening begins, but organizer Dana Rempel is sure that the questions will be well-received.


“It's going to be very broad, ranging from stuff that will be easy but interesting to questions that are quite challenging or mind-bending,” he said. “All of the trivia will be fun stuff, things you'll be happy that you had the chance to learn about. And on top of that, it will be funny and zany.”


Each category will be followed by a musical interlude courtesy of local talent Stacy Tinant, while the hosts tally up the scores from the answer sheets. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.


The event is open to groups of 2-6 people, who can register upon arrival and select a team name. However, interested participants without a team can still attend and will be placed onto a team with other players.


“If you don't have anyone to go with, but you want to come, we will put you onto a team,” Rempel said. “This isn't an exclusive atmosphere, it's fun and accepting and we want to make room for everyone.”


Organizers are hoping to continue to offer regular Trivia Nights for the next few months, while students are in town for the summer.


“It's going to be a lot of fun, and we are hoping to do more trivia nights in the future if this one goes over well,” Chabot added. “It would be great to see a good turnout.”

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